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    October 2, 2012
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>> a live look outside. we've had some rain showers early this morning. that's slowing traffic down a little bit. on this tuesday, october 2, 2012. good morning, everybody. i'm tony perkens. >> and i'm allison seymour. happy you're with us today. i'm loving tucker's outfit today. >> i have to say, i stayed up and watch. a little later than i should stay up for this job. >> but it is history. >> and it was very exciting. >> tucker, you've got the goods there, man, i like it. >> i'm loving it, tony. and i guess they gave this to the players and the fans, after the game? >> all the fans? >> many the fans. >> i didn't know that. >> in the video highlights, i see the fans wearing them. i'm wondering where they got them from. maybe they fell off a truck. let's get to the satellite picture and we will look at radar first and show that you we have rain showers, moving across. and heaviest rain all evening overnight into the early morning hours to the west. you can see we have some showers working up 95 and i think in the district and points east, areas that have not seen a whole lot of rain
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will soon encounter some shower activity. so bring an umbrella today. we will definitely have some showers in the forecast from time to time. bigger picture, area of low pressure to the west, and let's switch maps. there you go, you can see the rain back in virginia and the carolinas. so we will be in for a mostly cloudy day today. a peek or two of sunshine with on again off again rain showers throughout the day. all right, here are your temperatures. a mild one. currently 68 in washington. 61 at dulles. and high temperatures later today, mid-70s. so warmer than yesterday. and lots of humidity out there. and it will feel like another late summer day. with highs in the mid-70s. so not a bad day. okay, that's a quick look at the forest. more details on the seven-day forecast in just a minute. we will see traffic with julie wright. good morning, julie. >> on the roads right now, accident activity reported southbound baltimore washington parkway approaching powder mill. checking for the crash northbound on the bw parkway near 197. i've got the delays on the outer loop of the beltway, 16 miles an hour west out of college park. randolph road at dewey for the
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accident, that should be in the process of picked up and moved out of the roadway. southbound along 270, and major tie-ups, and eastbound i-70, approaching 79, is the accident activity. and 270 the to the lane divide, an hour and 20 minutes commute. still busy clearing the accident eastbound on 66 before you reach marshal. traffic remains heavy and slow out of manassas. pretty much to nuttily street with the accident blocking the left lane and rhode island avenue and second street and northeast and remains closed off in each direction due to a crash. that's a check of fox 5 on-time traffic. >> julie, thank you very much. our big story, a huge milestone for the washington nationals. even with the loss to the phillies last night the nats clinched their division for the nl east crown. >> fox 5 jay ross is live at nats park this morning. of course, where else would you be today. dave ross. good morning. >> good morning, allison and tony. this is the place to be. i an it is a little quiet right now. obviously last night, it was
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hopping. and it is funny, guys because i know tony you stayed up late and watched the game as well. you got the feeling halfway through, this isn't going so well but that's why the magic number was only at one. just in case the nats didn't win, and the braves lost, it didn't matter how they get there, they've gotten there. so yes, didn't got down exactly the way they wanted it to go, and all of the damage done in the second inning. bryce harper slamming into the wall. there was some concern earlier that harp's soldier might be hurt but he is just fine. adam la roche made the last out when he struck out here. the nats already knew at that point that they had won the national league east. when the braves lost in pittsburgh 2-1. so it was time to pop some bottles and celebrate, and the players talked about this historic accomplishment. >> the whole year was a huge group effort. everyone did so many things to help us get to where we're at
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right now. i haven't even thought about being here myself or how long i've been here. some of these other guys, this is great. >> i'm happy for the guys. they've been through a lot. especially guys like jim and everybody else who has been here for so long. and this is fun. this is great. this is just one step. and you know, the celebration gets more and more fun. >> words can't describe, these fan, all game, they were loud, they were so loud and i guess this is what you look forward to in the post season. >> you really do have to feel really good for a guy like an ry zimmerman who has been here since day one. as a matter of fact, when the team started here in 2005, he was basically the face the franchise. he has been here every step of the way. ryan zimmerman and the rest of the guys can wear these 2012nl east championship t-shirts. pretty cool when you think of it when they start and i was down there at the airport for the first ever training camp. frank robinson was the manager and spring training and it felt
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a bit like an expansion team. and there is nothing expansion about this team now. this is a full-fledged pennant championship caliber team. as we just found out last night. and i think they're going to give whoever they play in the first round of the playoffs fits even without steven straussberg. >> thaif, dave. let me ask you, to comment on what you were saying because were you there from the very beginng. seven years, not really a long time. it has been a long time for washingtonians over the whole period of decades but for the nationals, seven years, not bad. >> not at all. very quick. when you think about the long suffering cubs fans who have not won anything since the 1910 time frame. and the red sox before, they broke their curse, back in 2004, we're talking about, you know, 50, 60, 70 years. and to do it in seven years, to win a division title, it is really impressive and you have to tip your cap to davey johnson and mike rizzo, the front office, they have done a great job. the warner family.
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they've done it the right way. building in the draft. and they did that with guys like steven straussberg. and guys like bryce harper. and going out and trading for geo gonzalez last year who has already won 20 games. they put together the team the right way. and i don't think this is is a flash in the pan. i don't think this is a one-hit wonder. i think the nats will be a player in the national league east for many years to come. >> i think you're right. i think they've done it the right way. still a couple of games left to go in the season, right? >> yes. 96-64. they have two games left. and there is still something to play for. because they're tied right now with the cincinnati reds for the very best record in all of the national league. and if they can best the reds they will be the number one seed and maybe they will have homefield advantage throughout the playoffs. a little quirky system this year. they're going to open up on the road this weekend. either more than likely at atlanta or st. louis, and they will have to play the first two games on the road. they still have homefield advantage, the last three games, if necessary, would all be played right behind me here
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at nats park. not crazy about this new format. but again, if there is a game five, it would be played here at nats park. >> hmm. interesting. thank you very much, dave. we will hear from you again. >> sure. and nats fans will be able to wear their first division title with pride. the official championship merchandise will be available when local modal stores open at 8:00 in the morning. >> some lucky fans as you saw from last night's game who attended didn't have to wait. >> how did you get this shirt so quickly? >> the minute that the nats clinched, because atlanta is losing. they cleaned out all of the old shirts from the store and they put these out and they put out the hats and they put out the shirts. >> i didn't see the hats. >> ready to go. >> look at the hats. >> 2012 champions, washington nationals. >> great. >> fans will be able to get their official divisional title gear at mowdells as we said. in the next hour we will be
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live outside there in bethesda on wisconsin avenue. we are hearing from nats fans on our facebook page. johnny says i am happy for them. they put together a pretty good team. deacon posted davey johnson and the nats? way to go. and chuck wrote, i'm developing a serious nat-itude. >> much more still ahead on the big nats win. famed washington senators announcer charlie broughten will join us live in the next hour and check in with melanie who is getting a look at the new merchandise we told you about at modell's. got to go to mo's, really. all right. a check of this morning's other top stories. occupy dc protesters will continue their marches today. two protests are planned. a veteran march at noon. and a protest outside the bank of america on vermont and el this eving. yesterday, the group marched from freedom plaza to the commerce building. this week marks the one-year
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anniversary since the beginning of the protesters encampment at mcpherson square. prince george's county police are asking for the public's help in solving a deadly hit-and-run. the victim has been identified as 55-year-old michael eugene white. police believe that white was walking along silver hill road saturday night around 8:30. when he was hit. police say the car was a white chevy impala that may have front end damage. >> police in frederick, maryland, say they are dealing with a violent crime spike that includes the city's first murder of the year. 36-year-old lamont ellis was found dead in an alleyway early sunday morning. he had been shot multiple times. friends and family members gathered at a visual last night. police don't have a suspect nor a motive right now. fox 5 was working the story, conducting interviews at police headquarters, shots did ring out nearby. officers raced to that scene. it turned out to be a street
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fight. along west south street. >> it was a mess. it was chaos. there was at least 20 people there, and they had five or six of them, started to break out in a fight. and everybody just started to join in. >> police say one person was stabbed. and is listed in serious condition. no word if the two incidents are related. >> 10 years ago today, our region was traumatized by a sniper shooting spree. the beginning of it. for three weeks in october of 2002, people around our area did not know where the next victims would be shot. john allen muhammad and lee boyd malvo were found guilty of killing 10 people and injuring three others. on thursday there is a prayer vigil to remember the victims. it starts at 6:30 at the goshen united methodist church in gaithersburg. 7:10 right now. 66 degrees on a tuesday morning. and the race for the white house, well, that clock is ticking. ticking.
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big debate preps are under way now, as we're just a day away from the first presidential debate in colorado. i'm doug luzader in washington. we will have more on that coming up. >> plus, already struggling to get out of bankruptcy, now american airlines has a new set of concerns. what caused some tense moments for passengers on two different flights just days apart? >> and as we take you to the brk, a live look outside, look at the latest weather and traffic, from tucker and joey, that's next. 7:11 right now. 
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making headlines this morning, officials say six crew members have been arrested for a deadly boat collisions and being questioned for endangering people's lives according to china's police chief. at least 37 people were killed
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and dozens more injured after a boat carrying utility workers collided with a ferry. the boat began to sink immediately following the crash. the boat was carrying 120 people when that crash occurred. the president of iran is back in his country after attending the u.n. and meetings of the general assembly in new york. but his cameraman is not with him. he has applied for asylum in the united states. the cameraman for iran's president now has a lawyer who is working with the state department. and says the camera plan is in hiding and is afraid -- cameraman is in hiding and is afraid of being persecuted because of his political beliefs. more trouble for american airlines. the company is inspecting passenger seats on eight of its boeing 757 jets. after a row of them came loose mid flight on two planes in the last three days. the federal aviation administration said both planes had recently undergone maintenance work that required seats to be removed and reinstalled.
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>> and here we go again. in less than a month, another teacher strike in illinois is looming. this time, teachers in evergreen park want a new contract. and the deadline is today, to reach an agreement with the district. some issues at hand here, salary, benefits, and contract length. excuse me. i'm fine. [coughing ] >> if the teachers work the picket line, the students will be locked out of classrooms. in full disclosure, i'm dealing with a cold. >> it might be in full effect by friday afternoon. excuse me, thursday afternoon. >> well, you won't be alone. >> the weather will be just about perfect thursday and friday afternoon. >> is it? >> when i'm not shear, we're joking, i'm liking to be here. >> we have fun. >> just in the mornings. >> let's get to the weather forecast. definitely bring the umbrella
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here. kids have not headed out the door yet. they will be wanting to be ready for wet weather. some areas have not seen a whole lot overnight but i can pretty guarantee most of us will get a little something today. rain showers, generally heaviest all morning long. on the western side of washington. so as you get out towards reston and gainsville there, out at 66, we have more showers approaching and some showers will be pushing through washington and then points east, during the course of our morning, as we're dealing with -- here is the good news, if you want the warmer air, we have warmer air moving in as we speak. and our high temperature later this afternoon, it should top out in the mid-70s. there is the larger picture for you. and look at the shower activity back into virginia and the carolinas. all of that is going to get drag dragged up through the mid atlantic, with an area of low pressure currently across central kentucky to push to the great lakes and drag with it all of the moisture. so lots of clouds for your tuesday. showers on and off. it is not going to rain all day today but we will definitely have some periods of rain
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showers. maybe a thunderstorm as well. and things start to wind down later tonight and by tomorrow morning, i think we will start to see the sunshine break out, and the seven-day forecast, generally looking good. there sur accokeek seven-day forecast. 76 today. how about 83 tomorrow. and after some early showers and afternoon sunday. thursday, friday, look fantastic. highs of 80. cooler by saturday and cool, fall-like sunday, monday, highs in the 60s. the trend next week is to keep temperatures in the 60s. he would will be cool. >> this month -- we will be cool. >> every day, you think? >> this month looks cooler than normal. >> that is below normle. >> yes, it is. >> thank you. hunker down, julie. hunker down. >> julie will get out the coat and more. >> it is not going to get any better. >> 76 today. >> 62 next week and it is only october. >> i might have to take off the next couple of days if it is going to be in the 80s. >> no, can't do that. >> you're not the boss of me! lf plaintiff. >> southbound baltimore
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washington parkway, the crash at powder mill is gone. and overall, 32 to powder mill, a 22 minutes ride at this time. northbound new hampshire avenue at 29, heads up headed out to white oak. 37 minute commute on i-70. leaving 32 to 695 where we had the crash at the rogers road overpass. be careful there. southbound 270, gridlocked with traffic. nothing but red coming southbound buckiestown to the split. an hour and a half commute with. all lanes open. crash in marshal has cleared but eastbound 66 well below speed. 234 south out of manassas to the beltway, an hour and 12 minute commute there. a slow go for those traveling inside of the beltway. traveling to clara barton parkway at the chain bridge. a crash at this location. kenillworth avenue you remain slow from benning to pennsylvania avenue. that's a check of your fox 5 ontime traffic. >> julie, thank you very much. 7:19. in pennsylvania, today, a judge is expected to rule on a tough new voter identification law that requires everyone to show a picture i.d. at the polls. supporters say they fear
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election fraud. opponents say it makes it harder for people like young adults and minorities to vote. allison? and on the campaign trail today, tony, the two presidential candidates will leave it up to their running mates to do the talking. as they get ready for tomorrow's big debate. fox's doug luzader has the latest on the president barack obama and mitt romney debate preps. >> reporter: one new national poll is out. but it really hasn't done a whole lot to change the real clear politics, national average of polls, which shows the president nationwide about 3 1/2 points up, over mitt romney. but this all comes down to swing states, including colorado. the site of wednesday's debate. >> mitt romney is already in denver. getting in to the final campaigning and a last-minute endorsement from former broncos quarterback john elway but preparing for a much more critical stage on wednesday. >> so i look forward to these debates. i'm delighted that we will have three debates. it will be a conversation with the american people that will
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span almost an entire month. >> that stage at the university of denver is still being set for the first debate which will focus primarily on domestic issues. >> this is barack obama. how are you? >> president obama made some quick phone calls at a campaign office in nevada where he is going through debate rehearsals. >> basically they're keeping me indoors all the time. it is a prank. they are making me do my homework. >> part of that homework involves mock debates. the president taking on massachusetts senator john kerry while romney's partner is ohio senator rob portman. in the meantime, most of the public appearances and attacks before the debate are being handed off to the number twos. paul ryan and joe biden hit the trial while their bosses brush up. >> and while this first debate is focused primarily on domestic issues, foreign policy is playing a much larger role out in the campaign trail. especially in the wake of the attack on the consulate in libya.
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in washington, doug luzader, fox news. and we're learning more about that attack on the american consulate last month. months earlier, a team of american special forces went in to asty in benghazi. they also reportedly trained local militias in protecting the consulate. while the state department then became responsible for security there, but never put in a request to the pentagon for more protection. this comes as the white house is rejecting calls for ambassador susan wright to resign for saying that the attacks were sparked by the offensive antes-muslim film. it is 7:22. we will tell you why it is a little more pricey in the district for food. and why you have to pay. and christmas is months away but it is shaping up to be a busy holiday shopping season. the latest forecast after the break. . >> and from the farm to the lunch line, holly is learning all about a nationwide program that serves up a healthy menu in school cafeterias to help
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farmers -- to help local farmers. good morning, kids. this year, america's privately-owned freight railroads plan to spspend $23 billion on their network. that's like building 4 nat's stadiums, 5 wilson bridges, and 8 dc convention centers...all in one year. and not a penny of it comes from taxpayers.
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so i had to look the part. to work in fasashion. t.j.maxx is such a great place cause i know when i go in there, i'm gonna score. they've got such great deals on all my favorite brands. fashion direct from designers. savings direct to you. t.j.maxx.
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freight railroads plan to spend $23 billion on their network. that's like launching 4 mars rovers, 10 gps satellites, and 20 space shuttles ...all in one year. and not a penny of it comes from taxpayers.
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lunch just got a little more expensive at dc's food trucks. the owners had always played a flat $1500 tax but now the city is implement can the sales tax act and food trucks are no longer immune from that. they have to charge 10% on every sale. the tax went into effect yesterday and while most customers were not happy about the extra fee, it didn't seem to impact the number of people lining up for food. well the holiday sales forecast is out. it is not particularly encouraging news for retailers. the national retail federation says it expects sales during the winter holiday season to rise 4.1% this year. but that's a percentage point lower than growth in each of the past two years. in fact, it is the smallest increase since 2009. but still, it is some growth. still ahead, a closer look
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at a hot button issue in maryland, on november's ballot. whether or not to expand gambling in the state. we will examine both sides of the question seven debate. >> clear to me, tony. >> and the celebrations be combin, that the nationals clinch their division. sports is next. >> and as we head to the break, a live look outside. traffic slow in some spots. we will get the latest on traffic from julie and the latest on weather from tucker in a few moments. right now it is 7:27. we'll be right back. i'm barack obama and i approved this messssage. [ mitt romney ] there are 47% of the people
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who will vote for the president no matter what... who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it... and they will vote for this president no matter what... and so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.
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monday night football action. the bears on the road to face the cowboys. it was a tough game for tony romo. the cowboys quarterback got intercepted five times. the two were returned for bear touchdowns. his countser part jay cutler kept mistakes to a minimum with 257 yards and two touchdowns. chicago won 34-18. >> there you go. it is the talk of the town. the nationals clinched the national league east title. when the braves lost last night. and the nats begin their playoff push either saturday or sunday, on the road. fans will be able to get their
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official divisional title gear this morning. coming up in about 30 minutes, we will be live outside the modell's on wisconsin avenue in bethesda. >> you got a shirt? >> yes, i got mine. >> this is what they gave out last night. >> this is what the players are wearing and i saw the fans wearing them. i think the fans got them, too. >> i know one fan who doesn't have one. >> it is just us to show how nice-looking the shirt is. >> tony, i would give you mine, except mine is currently pasted on mine. i can't quite move it right now. >> you have a little dicky there? lf there. [ laughter ] >> that looks great. >> congrats to the nats. exciting times. >> fun to be a washingtonian. >> i was saying to tony, we have a fortunate weekend, the falcons and the redskins, and nationals in the playoffs. >> and are the nats throwing out t-shirts? >> are we going to get it? >> yes. >> excellent. >> we will do the forecast and
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allison and tony can put on shirts before the end of the forecast. >> can't do it. >> he wants us with that bad but can't put it on right now. >> gnat-itude not that big right now. [ laughter ] >> leave rain just south and west. push together southwest side of the beltway. across 66. so honestly, if you have a few extra minutes, you might want to wait for the rain shower to push through to the north and east and moving across the district. i'm afraid that will slow the commute considerably as the rain rates are pretty good right here in the darker yellows and red. to the east, not a lot of rain yet. scattered showers in prince george's county. and southern maryland so far this morning. most of us will see at least some shower activity today. so be ready for a rainy one and lots of clouds around as we watch an area of low pressure pass to the west. the map, as we switch to the second map, you will see the shower activity and the rain across the carolinas. thank you.
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lots of rain showers and clouds in the carolina. all moving through during the course of the day. the actual apparent low is in kentucky pushing to the great lakes and drag with it moisture and cloud cover. here is the good news, warmer temperatures on the way. we are expecting highs today in the mid-70s and just hang in there, by tomorrow, our highs are going to be in the 80s for a couple of days around here to end the week. 68 right now in washington. and a little cooler north and west. 59 in frederick. and 68 this morning in leonardtown. and here is a look at future cast. and notice it is not going to rain all day. here we are at 7:00 a.m. at noon, future cast is showing some clouds with spotty showers and a few more showers kind of pop up this afternoon with a few rays of sunshine out there later today as the whole air mass continues to be rather soggy. and more showers tonight. before we clear it out, during the day tomorrow and i think by tomorrow afternoon, we should be bright and sunny again. 76 today. cloudy skies. showers. maybe a thunderstorm here. a rumble of thunder. don't be shocked. winds out of the east at 5. and here is your seven-day
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forecast. tomorrow's high, 83 degrees. thursday and friday, looking fabulous with highs around 80. and then a real cooldown. look at sunday and monday's daytime highs only in the 60s. so if you like fall-like weather, hang in there. it is lear by the end of the week. that's weather. here is traffic with the latest from julie wright. >> busy ride on the roads this morning. wet pavement not helping us out at all. accident accident northbound new hampshire avenue. follow police activity to get by. and toward silver spring, crashes on the inner loop at georgia. and eastbound i-70 below speed. 32 to 695 a 37-minute ride. southbound 270, bogged down with delays. an hour and a half ride commute 85 to the split. the same for those traveling eastbound 66. heavy volume coming in out of manassas all the way to the capital beltway. over an hour drive here. 395, lanes are open. separate stretches. leaving the beltway to the 14th street. clar were a barton parkway to the bridge. and there is a crash here.
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that's a check of fox 5 on-time traffic. fic. maryland voters have a number of important issues to vote for. come november 6. among them, question seven. we've all seen or heard the commercials, but what exactly is question seven? it is hard to know what to believe by the competing ads. take a look. >> question seven will mean hundreds of millions of dollars for schools, from gaming revenues that would have gone to other states and independent audits will guarantee the money goes where it is supposed to. >> on education, the examiner says, quote, school spending in maryland won't increase. and the capital agrees. the sun conclude, quote, question seven is a bad deal for maryland. check the facts for yourself. vote no on question seven. >> well, we are taking a closer look at the issue this morning. joining us with more insight is neil bergman, the director of maryland budget and tax policy institute. man we're glad you're here today. we're glad you're here today.
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first of all, just those ads, they sort of, you know, put up against each other, you can just see the message, it is clearly, you know, opposed, and tell us what -- when we're watching those, what to believe and what to take from that. >> the first thing to remember is that the money behind those ads are the competing casino owners. >> okay. >> so they are really fighting to put their customer base and their market share. and they're looking for the arguments that will try to persuade us to vote their way. but of course, there are important facts behind these ads. now, the one we just saw talked about money for education. or whether there is no money for education. if the voters approve this referendum, there ill eventually, 2016, 2017, be close to $200 million that goes into something called the education trust fund. >> okay. >> and all of that money will go to local schools in
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maryland. but the total amount doesn't have to go up. so the state can just take back tax money that it would have used because it has the casino money instead. >> okay. >> so what is then the -- what should we really believe about education money in maryland, or is there just no way to know? >> so the casinos, if they expand, will send more money to the states. >> they will, okay. >> and that money could be used to increase education. or it could be used for other good things that the state does. >> right. now, if that money, we're going to get into it more but if the money doesn't go for that, where will all of that excess money go? it just goes into a general fund? what has to happen then to that money? >> so again, all of the money will go to the education trust fund, and will go to local schools. but the state may then use some of the money it saves, because it doesn't have to use tax
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dollars for that school aid and use that for health care and public safety and parks and other good things that we depend on from the state. so it helps the state treasury, it will help to balance budgets. but it is wrong to say ha it will increase education aid dollar for dollar. >> and we should also say that the maryland budget and tax policy institute is a totally nonpartisan group. you're just stating the facts and what you think. have you taken a position, has the organization taken a position on it or not necessarily? >> so we haven't taken a position, whether you should vote yes or no. we do think you should vote. so inform yourself. and vote. we also -- you know, your vote yes or no on this referendum is kind of a blunt instrument. your senators and delegates don't know what you mean if you vote yes or vote no. so you should spend time to contact them and send an e-mail or facebook post and tell them
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why you voted yes or no. >> where you want the money to go. >> let's talk about the jobs. it says it will create thousands of jobs. is that true? and do those jobs have to stay within the state of maryland? will marylanders benefit from those jobs? >> i mean like any business that oppose, opens, there will be jobs and hundreds of thowfses of jobs for this proposed casino for prince george's. whether those jobs will be net new jobs or whether they will just be casino jobs, instead of movie theater or hospital jobs that would have existed otherwise, it is hard to say. but really, that is true with any economic development. >> the construction aspect in it though, is there anything that says that those jobs have to stay local? >> no, so the construction contractor will advertise and hire, and many of the employees will be maryland residents. many might come from dc, virginia, pennsylvania, west
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virginia, wherever. >> they're talking about the salaries of those, would those be considered like good-paying jobs? might it help boost the economy as far as that is concerned? >> yeah, the jobs in the gaming industry by and large are sort of average or better-than- average, so you know, casino is not a bad plafor most people. >> all right. interesting. and to educate yourself, you have the research behind you. how would you go about telling the people to educate themselves? >> well, i would certainly say go to www.maryland policy.org. and look at the report we've written on the referendum. and if you want to go deeper than, that we have some links in there to some of the same briefing documents that the legislators had in front of them when they passed the bill that is now in front of us as voters. >> excellent. this is neil bergman, the director of the maryland budget
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and tax policy institute. tony, over to you. >> all right, allison, thank you both very much. some students in michigan were kicked out of their homecoming dance because of their dance moves. still ahead, the new rules that they did not follow. and facebook is on a worldwide mission. what the social network site's founder was doing in russia. it is 7:41. we'll be right back. i'm barack obabama and i approved this message. [ mitt romney ] there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what... who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it... and they will vote for this president no matter what... and so my job is not to worry about those people.
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this is something you don't see every day. a dressed up mark zuckerberg. the facebook founder suited up for a meeting with russian prime minister demetri medved in moscow and he is scouting new talent and boost the social network's presence in that country. how far is too far when it comes to dirty dancing? sorry. about half of the 1500 students at 5 homecoming dance in michigan left early, over a strict new rule. the students must dance face to face. okay, i got it. [ laughter ] >> officials at grand blanc high school say they are concerned that dancing in recent years has become lewd
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and overtly sexual. 15 couples were asked to leave. the others decided to leave on their own saying the rule went too far. >> we all want to dance face to face. but we want to do what we want to do. >> okay. there is plenty of time of dancing how you want to when you're an adult. >> isn't there a movie about that foot loose. >> it wasn't about this kinds of dancing. >> they made dirty dancing. >> that's right. >> okay. what have you got in the weather department? >> yes. a few more seconds here. >> let's get to the radar. >> and my tongue hurts because i'm biting it so much. >> let's go to the radar first. >> the frontal system is coming through. >> i want to show the heavy rain moving into southwest washington. the yellows and reds, pretty good rain rates on the west side of the beltway. i know things are typically slow this time of the day on the west side of the beltway. but with that heavy rain, it is going to be miserable. so just be ready for that. rain showers moving through
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from time to time, during the course of the day but i think this particular batch of heavy rain should be well north of us in about a half hour or so. if you can kind of wait it out, it might be advised to do so. let's get to the next map and i will show that you this it is a warm front moving through. expect warmer conditions today. the highs later this afternoon will be back in the mid-70s with some showers. could be a thunderstorm as well. particularly south of the city later this afternoon. and that front pushes up into the great lakes. and by tomorrow morning, we will get the cold front through here. air behind it, not actually cooler. but it will be drier with sunny conditions by tomorrow afternoon. our highs will be in the 80s for the next couple of days. so we can enjoy a late summer feel. remember last week, i said maybe no more 80s? i was wrong. there you go. a few more days of 80s. but i guarantee it will feel like fall by sunday and monday. >> look at friday and thursday though. can't wait. >> the front is bringing the rain. >> a couple of fronts bringing the rain, right. >> too bad we can't bat that thing up. >> got it. >> two minutes too late.
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>> really. >> that was pretty good. >> on many fronts. >> the joke, the reaction. >> there is julie with the traffic. >> on the roads this morning, we've been dealing with wet pavement and definitely got our hands full. inbound of the beltway trying to get past connecticut avenue. no accidents to report. we found a crash at georgia avenue moved over to the shoulder. we had an accident activity northbound new hampshire avenue, approaching 29 and then after 29, keep your eyes peeled for that. southbound 270 unfortunately still about an hour and a half commute. coming from buckie'stown headed to the lane divide. inbound new york avenue, slow moving as you travel through the traffic lights leaving north cape street to the third street tunnel. delays on the bw parkway and the beltway from riverdale to northeast washington. inbound on route 4, ritchie marlboro to the suitland parkway. travel on the gw parkway, northbound crash, off the road to the shoulder. and heavy and slow to the cape beltway. the latest crash occurred on the southbound side of the george washington parkway, 395. left side of the roadway is
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blocked. and heavy volume coming in. inbound of the beltway headed to springfield and below speed, about a 20-minute complete up to arlington boulevard. that's a check of your fox 5 ontime traffic. >> thank you. a famous american cultural icon is getting a facelift. for the next 10 weeks, the hollywood sign overlooking los angeles will be renovated. starting today, workers will strip it down to sheet metal and give it a new coat of white paint. when it was originally created back in 1923, it read, do you know? >> i did know. >> hollywood land. that's right, tucker. >> and it was only meant to last 18 months. >> i love it. >> me, too. >> love seeing it. >> so iconic. >> still ahead. nourishing kids and community. >> here is holly live from a school in the district. holly? >> you are going to be impressed when you see this breakfast bar, folks. take a look, we have fresh fruit, whole grain, and you're right. we are live at a public school in dc, specifically central nia, it is one of the best examples in the nation of making sure their kids eat
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right. which is timely because october just happens to be farm to school month. it is a national campaign. we will learn all about it. plus see firsthand how it is helping kids live better right here in our area. it is all live next on fox 5 morning news. stay with us. i'm barack obabama and i approved this message. [ mimitt romney ] there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what... who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care,
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helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪ i don't know if you knew this, october is national farm to school month. it is a time to celebrate the growing connections happening all over the country, when it comes to school and local foods. >> so what a better place to kick off a month where we're focusing on kids and nutrition than a school. holly morris joins us from central nia in northwest. holly, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, and not only are we out of school, but -- at a school but we are at a school that really knows how to do it in terms of keeping their kids healthy. they have a commitment to
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making sure kids eat well and they are acknowledged from that, an award from the usda, the golden ward of distinction and they know all about the farm to school connection. you're right. october ser a time for the nation to focus on that. chelsea simpson, she is part of the network and she flew in from chicago to be with us. thank you very much. so tell us about the national campaign. because in the grand scheme of things, it is relatively new. >> absolutely. the national farm to school month was started in 2010. this is the second year to celebrate and we're super excited. >> what does it mean and how are you getting the message out? >> it is basically our time to celebrate the connections that are happening all over the country between schools and local food. and so we have a web site. farm to school month.org. and we have a blog there. and daily themes that we're celebrating. a lot of resources for local schools. and that's the main way that we're getting the word out. it is really happening on the local level. >> it has to make your heart feel good to come and see breakfast here at central nia and how well they're doing it. and because it is still
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relatively new developing, different schools do it different ways across the nation, right? >> absolutely. we like to say that the best answer is local answers. every community is different. every farm to school program is unique. some start small. some of them involve gardens. and really just works best wherever are you. >> have you seen a difference in the kids in just two years time, the kids that are involved in a school, that participate in something like this? >> farm to school itself has been going on for over a decade. the farm to school month is only two years old but we have seen over the two years, the farm to school awareness grow. and we talk about it all over the country. we know it is all happening in all 50 states and 12,000 schools. >> every year, it gross. i know that. and thank you so much. >> thank you. >> well, one of the reasons, the big reason why central nia is so successful is because of this lady, here. this is baya stunnagoinga. tell me a little bit about how things work here.
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this is a part of the commitment. to make sure that the meals are prepared inhouse. and you all do 1500 meals a day? >> we do 1500 meals a day. everything from scratch. we use 25% of the food that we buy is fruit and vegetables and from that, it 21% is local. >> and why is it so important to start something like this and the commitment? >> i went to the school and i was shown the menu. and i went through it. and i found out one was a condiment and the other was a vegetable. >> something fundamentally wrong with that. >> and this is fixing meals inhouse, this is one of the things you do. but it is definitely recognized from the top. because i know first lady michelle obama came here. she kick the off her let's move campaign from here. what does it mean for you to get recognized like ha? >> i think it is an effort that the first lady recognizes, and
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we all need to be aware that this is a change that we all have to do. we need to make a change. >> i know it is one thing when you tell the young kids to eat their fresh fruits but when the first lady tells them, i have a feeling that has an impact. what kind of difference have you seen in the kids since you've done this? >> oh, i've seen them looking for the food. and the children, they're exposed to good food. they see local foods. and fresh. and they can have it. and the children are taking it back home. because they are asking parents to have more fresh fruit in the house. to have salads. >> so you know what? the kids like it once they know it is out there and once they're introduced to it. >> definitely and the kids are healther and making the kids healthier. >> healthy families are definitely the way to go. thank you very much. >> it is a pleasure. >> you will be with us throughout the morning. myfoxdc.com is our web site. we have a link to the national farm to school network. and you want to find out more,
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if you want to get your school involved, they will have the different guideline thrones guidelines on there how to get started and coming up in the next hour, it is easy to put local foots in the menu when you have a garden on-site. back to you in the studio. >> holly, i wish i had that breakfast bar. >> yes. >> elementary school. >> i know. >> nice. >> coming up at 8:00, the fonz is here. happy days actor henry winkler is in dc to raise awareness about a serious topic, a disease that has affected him on a personal level. and as we continue to celebrate the national's division title, the washington senators announcer charley broughtman will join us in the studio live next hour. [ male announcer ] we the people, the middle class,
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i'm tony perkens. >> i'm allison seymour. happy you're with us on what is a special day in the nation's capital. >> it really is. very exciting. a lot of good feeling out there. and tucker is dressed for the occasion. >> i have the official shirt on this. is what the players are wearing last night after they won. >> very cool. >> and it is available to the public. >> it will be, yes, it is available starting now. >> yes, some of the fans got it last night. pretty cool. >> is this the shirt that you think they're selling at mo's? >> we will find out. >> excellent. it looks good on you tuck. >> i recommend you get a size slightly larger than the one i'm trying to wear. >> i thought you liked the snugly fit. >> i do, but i'm having trouble breathing, allison. >> the rain shower activity, heavy in spots particularly in northwest washington and across the district, see the yellows and oranges and red, pretty good rainfall rates, so you know, if you can wait it out a little bit here, and wait to leave for work for a few more minutes, you might want to do so because the rain showers will lighten up a little bit. as you can see, generally washington points west a pretty good band of rain and now seeing some rain as far east as
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annapolis. a day filled with showers and lots of clouds and warm temperatures. highs look like to be in the mid-70s. currently the temperature at reagan national is a warm 68 degrees for this time of the year. 61 at dulles. bwi marshall, 65. the forecast for today, cloudy skies and a thunderstorm likely. not raining all day. bring an umbrella. intermittent on and off throughout the day. more details on the weather coming up in a couple of minutes. >> i got a weather report. >> a lot of slow traffic as you continue to make your way around the capital beltway. new accidents to report for you. southbound on the george washington parkway. approaching 395. the wreck was tying up the left- hand side of the highway. big delays from 123 headed south. massachusetts avenue at baltimore, just west of the dc line for the crash. we also got delays on the inner loop of the beltway, traveling between springfield and route 50. arlington boulevard about. a 20 minute commute there. 66 still bogged down with delays as you condition inbound
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out of manassas. accident accident before 286. and the accident activity moved to the shoulder with the lanes open. and traffic slow on 395 inbound to the 14th street bridge. that's a check of fox that's a check of fox 5 on-time traffic. . it was hello, right over here, it was a weird way to do it, but all that matters is they did. now the washington nationals are your national league east division champions. >> the nats needed a win against the phillies, or in atlanta, a loss to clinch it. in the ninth, the news came, the pirates beat the brave, and despite losing, 2-0, the home team and their fans had a reason to celebrate. and celebrate they did. with champagne, millerlight, and fireworks. it sounds like a party to me. and to south capital street. the first ever division title for the team. in the excitement of last night's accomplishment, it has not warn off yet for the fans or the players.
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dave ross is live at nats park with more reaction. good morning, dave. >> reporter: good morning. i was told that the celebration last night, it was apple cider for bryce harper because remember he was only 19. you have the champagne and get it away from his hair and face and can't drink it yet. he is only 19. historic here at nats park. and some bizarre things that we just thought we would never see. the cheering of a losing game. they lost 20. adam la roche striking out to the end the game. earlier that game they heard that the pirates were up and there was a chant to break out, let's go pirates. and the nats fans are understanding the mood and understanding the situation. they needed a braves loss or a nats win. we got the first one. the braves lot. and then history. 96 wins. a division championship. we talked to young bryce about what it means to win in his rookie season. >> i'm not the reason we won this year, of course.
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it is unbelievable. straussberg, geo. everyone corrected correct -- contributed on the team. >> we have been through a lot of ups and downs and a lot of us have been ups and downs a lot of years. so for us to stick together all year and beat this team and to come out on top, of a very tough division, it is everything i expected and more and i can't wait to do it a bunch of times. >> it is pretty amazing. where the team has come from, from 2005. their first year here in dc. and three years ago, they had the worst record in baseball. and today, they are national league east champions. of course the shirts that tucker barnes has, i managed to get my hands on as well. nl east champions. it feels pretty good to be a nats fan here in dc today. let's go back to the studio for now, tony. >> exciting times. thanks, dave. now for those of you wondering, here is how the playoff picture shapes up right now. a little confusing. if the nats have the second best record they would face the
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giants beginning on saturday. if they end up with the best record in baseball, they would face the winner of the wild card game beginning on sunday. the wildcard game is between the braves and either the cardinals or the dodgers. either way, the nats begin the best of five game series on the road. >> and now that the nats have clinched, fans can get their hands on official division title merchandise. easy for me to say. fox 5 melanie alnwick is live outside the mo's in bethesda. melanie? >> reporter: well, hey, guess what, allison. i think it pays to have connections because we are actually inside the modell's right now and i think a lot of people are going to be supporting these playoff hats, around town, not only today, but as the weeks to come. and modell's opened up early today. 8:00 so they could start selling that official washington nationals playoff merchandise. an as we know, this has been a very long run for washington baseball fans. and they to endure the loss of
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the senators. and then it was in 2005, when then mayor tony williams and the learner family decided to take that big financial risk. and bring the montreal expos back here to the nation's capital. and finally now, this is all starting to pay off. eight years later, their dream of a championship team, finally come true, the celebrations of course, last night, as we've been talking about, we're just jubilant, especially sweet after that rough start in washington, but year after year, the team added depth and strength. and zimmerman straussberg gonzalez, worth, harper, and now, long suffering washington baseball fans can finally show off their playoff pride. and so again, here at the washington nationals team store, and also here at modell's, that's where they're selling the official team gear. these are the actual hats that the players are wearing last night. and these shirts right here, these are the actual shirts that the players were wearing last night. when they were doing their onfield celebrations. and again, mo dell stores are one of the official partners of
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the washington nationals. this is where folks can come if they want to sport some of that playoff pride. they have hats and shirts, a couple of pennants, too. from what i've been told, what they have on the floor is all they have in the store at this point. so when all of this gets snatched up, they will have to send for more. hopefully that will last throughout the month of october. >> all right, melanie, thank you very much. i bet by the time i get there this afternoon, they are sold out. >> that's a good sign. they will restock. some of the other stories making headlines cramming before tomorrow night's presidential debate. >> one of the nicest guys in showbiz is with us this morning. we've got happy days at fox 5 morning news. we will request if he is sick of that reference. henry winkler joins us live with a look at a cause that is close to his heart. it is 8:08. we'll be right back. [ barack obama ] i'm barack obama, and i approve this message.
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[ female announcer ] he says... president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. [ female announcer ] but this is what the budget plan mitt romney supports actually does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while cutting nearly eight hundred billion from medicaid...
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even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities? silver ball. >> but what is it? >> at nats park.
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>> okay. >> okay. >> oh, i see. we're looking at it from a different angle than usual. you're right. okay. >> it is that nat-itude tony. >> it is. and we're very happy. it didn't seem sincere but we are. >> and tucker barnes, you can tell, he is rocking it. >> good for you, tucker. but before you get to the weather, you have something else for us? >> yes, this is always our favorite thing. this time now for my first five photo of the day. uh-oh. we have landon, everybody. and we say hello to mr. landon green. >> he is adorable. >> cutie pie. >> landon will turn one tomorrow. >> aww. >> and his mom says she wanted to send a special shout out with a photo that proves he doesn't like having his picture taken. >> what are you saying there, allison? >> he is saying uh-oh, no, mom. >> that is cute. >> i love it. i love the little clothes.
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>> i do, too. >> that's great. >> a little jacket. >> yes. >> a little denim shirt. >> yes, it is cool. >> adorable. >> all right, a great big happy birthday landon. go to myfoxdc.com and click on mornings. let's get down to rain shower activity. landon you need an umbrella. heavy rain, coming close, right across the district and just moments ago i could actually hear the rain on the roof in northwest washington. so locally heavy rain falling across the north side of the beltway. notice the yellows and reds. guarantee that will slow the commute there on the roads. talk to julie in a minute. but the heaviest of the rain lifting through the region. it will be with us for the next hour or so, and then we should gradually start to see it just taper off to some scattered showers. as we get into the afternoon, but we will definitely have cloudy skies with plenty of showers today. there is the bigger picture, you can see the radar showing lots of showers back to the south and west. what is happening, we will move on to the next map. it is all low pressure to the
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west, kentucky, and dragging cloud cover and showers to the area tomorrow. good news, warm and humid, with highs expected to be in the mid- 70s later this afternoon. so we will be nice and mild. here is your seven-day forecast. 76 today. 80s tomorrow with afternoon sunshine. thursday and friday look absolutely beautiful. great october weth we're we look forward to with highs around 80. cooler for the weekend. 66 degrees with a couple of showers. much cooler by the end of the week. that's weather. let's do traffic and julie, it is raining hard out there. i'm sure it is slowing things down. >> absolutely. and we've just had a ton of accidents all morning long. the hits keep on come. accident southbound on the gw parkway, approaching 395, big delays from 123 and authorities are checking for a crash on the northbound side of the parkway, approaching 395. that delay causing a backup. big tie-ups to report on 66 inside of the beltway. through falls church. westbound traffic of course, in better shape at this point. traveling massachusetts avenue, west of western avenue at the dc line at baltimore for the
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accident. there one involving a bicyclist. 66 outside of the beltway, still a tough go coming from from manassas to the beltway. 45 to 50 minute commute. southbound 270. the lanes are open. and hour and 45 minutes drive from buckiestown to the split. and again, i say all lanes are open. checking for accident activity reported north capital street at new york avenue. new york avenue definitely below speed through the traffic lights. bladensburg toward the tunnel. an accident was reported at north capital. not finding anything stuck in your way. that's a check of fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you, julie. to a generation he will always be the fonz. but actor writer and producer henry winkler plays a big role that has nothing to do with the hollywood spotlight. and today, he is in dc to advocate for a condition that hits close to home. henry winkler joins us live now with a look at upper limb spasticity. and an update on what else he is working on these days. welcome good to see you once again. >> it is a pleasure. >> thanks for coming in. before we talk about anything
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else, the fonz. >> i would say happy birthday landon. what a cutie. >> wasn't he cute. >> oh, my goodness. >> that's nice. getting a happy birthday from henry winkler. the fonz. i'm sure that everywhere you go, that's the reference everyone makes. >> it depends on the generation. >> because remember, then there is the water boy. and then there is arrested development. and there is that whole group. and then some children know me only as an author. >> that's right. of course. of course. >> dad, i read his books. >> you must love all of that, i would assume. >> it is wonderful. and remember, you know, i'm very fond of the fonz. because he is truly the basis, he is the foundation of the rest of my life. >> yes. >> some people kind of turn their backs sometimes on those early definitive successes. >> no he would punch me out. >> let's talk about while you're here, have you other projects and we will get to those. while you're here, to talk about this particular disease
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-- >> spasticity. it is a condition that usually happens right after the stroke. it could go from four weeks to three months after a stroke. and we've all seen it. you know, the fingers are farled. the arm is frozen against the body. it is because the secondary muscles have taken over. there is now a new tool in the doctor's toolbox. a therapeutic use of botox that helps to release those muscles. it is painful. it is unsightly. sometimes very embarrassing. and it is also very difficult for the care giver to actually take care of the patient. with the limbs frozen into place like that. today, we're going to be at the capital hilton at 2:00 to 4:00, 2:00 to 4:00 at the capital hilton, where i'm going to speak with a neurologist, so
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care givers, patients, anyone who is interested in more information can come and join us and have a carrot. >> they can have a carrot. [ laughter ] this is something that impacts about one million people. >> one million people surf the ravages of a stroke. it also helps -- it comes from severe head injuries. from spinal cord injury. and cerebral palsy. so it is a really far-reaching. >> and i must say, it is a condition that i have seen but i did not know what the name of it was. this is -- >> and you can get more information at www.open arms campaign .com. >> and that's what this campaign is all about. the open arms campaign. open arms campaign .com. and we will link that web site if we haven't already to our web site at myfoxdc.com. >> that would be cool, thank you. >> i said earlier, this is close to your heart. >> my mom had it. >> your mom had it.
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>> my mom had a stroke. and as her muscles seized up and there was not a lot to take care of that condition at the time, i saw the will, the joy of living, just kind of drip out of her. and i wondered, wow, what would have happened if she had the opportunity for this new tool, this therapeutic use. >> so there is hope out there. which is a good thing. >> you know what? to me, it brings a little sunshine into that room. >> i want to talk about some of the other things you're doing. as you said, a man of many talents with the books and everything and you're also in royal pain. are you having a good time with that? >> oh, my goodness. such a wonderful cast. children's hospital, which is on the cartoon network, thursdays at 12 o'clock at night. >> quite the bizarre show. >> just won the emmy. >> that's right. >> and they have a wonderful ad for the emmy, with the main character there, holding an
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emmy award. and you're in a new movie that is coming out. >> here comes the boom. >> that looks very funny. >> october 12. it is a family movie. it stars kevin james. and kevin really wanted to make one of those great feel good, you cheer at the end, movie for the family. so you can take your 9-year- old. and grandma, and everybody will get into it. >> i have a 9-year-old. i will take him. >> and i want to ask you this. because some people who have success early in life with a big defining role like you had with the fonz, you have been able to do a wide variety of things, a wide variety of roles, and you have been employed forever. since the '70s. >> there were eight or nine years where i couldn't be employed. >> was that right after? >> because i was typecast. where you as an actor, or anybody, if you will it, it is not a dream. and you must be tenacious and
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grateful. tenacity gets you where you want to go and gratitude doesn't allow you to be angry along the way. >> you certainly don't seem to have an angry bone in your body. >> i'm not. >> it is a joy to have you here. the open arms at the capital hilton from 2:00 to 4:00 today. you can get more information. >> can i say hi to nicky and little? >> these are people with you? >> no, they're good friends that live here in washington. and their parents jamie and daniel, daniel is a great author. i've read every one of his books. >> very good. we don't have time to show the people you're traveling with. who are representing you. >> i do travel with unbelievably attractive women. don't i? >> can i just say, the fonz still has it. >> it is in my contract. >> fonz still has it. >> what a pleasure. >> great to see you. >> big t, i'm happy to be here. >> big t, thank you. we'll be right back. stay with us. i'm barack o obama and i approved this message.
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[ mitt romney ] there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what... who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it... and they will vote for this president no matter what... and so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.
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making headlines in the day ahead, the dc council takes another shot at budget autonomy. today council member phil mendleson will introduce an amendment that will create a voter referendum on the issue. if it passes the city can pass local -- spend local tax dollars without congressional
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approval unless the white house intervenes. an average american family might have to shell out $2,000 more in taxes next year if congress doesn't do anything about the fiscal cliff so- called. some $600 billion in tax hikes and government spending cuts are due to take effect in the new year because the bush tax cuts are expiring. and for other reasons as well. and american airlines will reinspect 10, 757s after two separate incidents in which passenger seats came loose in mid flight in the last three days. no injuries were reported any of the times. but the faa says both planes had recently undergone maintenance work that required seats to be removed and reinstalled. we're about to show you, it this is pretty cool. this is breast cancer awareness month. as a show of support, some global icons are going pink. >> take a look. last night, the white house lit up in pink lights.
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and the traditional pink shower of lights began in 2009. with former president george bush. okay, here in london, the buckingham palace was also pretty in pink last flight. and it was one of nine london landmarks to honor the month with pink lights. according to the centers for disease control, more than 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. >> all right. still ahead in our next half hour, ways to keep your kids healthy, beginning even before they are born. dr. mike from the fox medical team i don't knows us live with a look at the impact of antibiotics, and video games and vitamin d. the first though, an update from the campaign trail where both candidates are spending another day behind closed doors, preparing for tomorrow's debate. it is 8:26 now. you're watching fox 5 morning news. ♪
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[ mitt romney ] there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what... who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it... and they will vote for this president no matter what... and so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. while they prepare for wednesday's debate -- >> while you prepare. >> thank you.
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>> president obama and mitt romney will leave the campaign trail to their vice presidential picks. today vice president joe biden will be in north carolina and paul ryan takes a bus tour of iowa. president obama is working on his debate strategy in nevada taking time out to make some short campaign phone calls to supporters yesterday. mitt romney is prepping in denver. he squeezed in some final stomping yesterday along with former broncos quarterback john elway. making headlines here at home, and around the world. marking 10 years since the dc snipers terrorized the region. for three weeks in october of 2002, police hunted a pair of shooters who killed 10 people and wounded three others. john allen muhammad and lee boyd malvo were eventually caught and convicted for the shooting spree. the region will remember the victims of the attack on thursday, with a prayer vigil being held in gaithersburg.
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a massive collision between an amtrak train and a big rig truck leaves nearly two dozen people injured. among them, a newborn baby. this happened in hanford california yesterday. investigators say the big rig driver failed to see the train coming. they are working to determine whether the crash was caused by driver error, a malfunctioning crossing arm, or something else. finally, a rescue operation continues in hong kong. after a boat with over 100 people on board went down after colliding with a tugboat. many were families heading to wash a fireworks show celebrating china's national holiday. 37 people are dead. dozens were rushed to the hospital. and this morning, six members of the crew are under arrest, charged with unsafe operation of a boat. >> that is sad news there. >> yes, it is. it is 8:31 right now. tucker barnes with us again with another look at our tuesday weather. >> yes, it looks like a wet one. in fact it is already wet overnight. we've had heavy rain, wow, i'm
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in business now. locally. and just in the past half hour. so we had pretty heavy rain move right inside the beltway here, across the district. and you can see that, heavy rain shower activity. generally washington and points west. so as you get out towards great falls and reston and potomac, pretty good rain showers at the moment. and just to the north and west of the city up to bethesda as well and the north side of the beltway. if you're traveling here, over the short term, i'm afraid the roadways are going to be on the slow side here with all of the rain falling on the west side of the beltway. off to the south and west. to warrenton, and we're still getting pretty good rain and it is just going to back and fill all day today. let's switch maps. what is happening, a lot of moisture working up from the south. let's switch maps. and as we can see here, across the carolinas, a look at all of that cloud cover, and rain shower activity, down towards southern virginia, and north carolina. and so all of this will be streaming north later today, and not going to rain all day today but a lot of cloud cover, with kind of on again offagain rain showers. here is the good news, if you like the warmer temperatures,
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they're on the way and the highs later this afternoon should be back in the mid-70s. and future cast, i will put it in motion for you and you can see the hit and miss variety of showers later this afternoon. sunshine late this afternoon, for a few of us and then the rain showers kind of fill in later tonight and with us overnight tonight. as we get into tomorrow morning, we will get glad ule clearing, and by tomorrow afternoon, temperatures back in the 80s. there is the seven-day forecast, 76 today. and low 80s tomorrow. thursday and friday look great with sunshine and highs near 80. and not a bad start for the month of october. hang in there after today. that's a look at weather. allison, over to you. >> tucker, thank you. ♪ >> a new study shows giving kids certain antibiotics is linked to an increased risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease. fox medical team's doctor mike cerigliano joins us live from the city of brotherly love. good morning. and which antibiotics are we talking about here? >> well, basically, allison, what we are finding is that in
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this study, with things like penicillin and tet cycline, all of the antibiotics that can kill bacteria known as an arobes, they don't need oxygen to grow, so what they found in the study was that in little kids, especially under the age of one, if they were given an antibiotic for whatever reason, they had a five-fold increased risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease, also known as crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis which can have significant life-long consequences, and can really be a serious condition. >> that sounds really dangerous. and i know those diseases, and they are painful and lifelong. so first i got to ask you, what kind of levels are we talking about? is it just taking too much? can we occasionally do this? would you say don't do it at all if you're under one? what is the advice, dr. mike?
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>> look, allison, antibiotics save lives every day. and what the key take-home message here is, you have to be judicious in your decisions to take antibiotics. if you and your doctor, your nurse practitioner, your health care provider, decide, hey, this really requires an antibiotic, then you have to do it. what i find in my practice, and i've been in practice as an internist for 20 years, people will come in, this is not just kids, adults as well. with a viral syndrome, and they insist upon getting an antibiotic. as if it were candy. and so what we need to do, and the take home message here is, especially with your little kids. you need to be very, very careful. now, some people might be saying, well what's the connection? what happens, i brought my friend bob with me, and you take an antibiotic, and the antibiotic kills the bad bacteria that we're all trying to kill but it also kills good bacteria. and the theory is, is that
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somehow the inflammation that occurs in the intensens from that change in bacteria leads to and perpetuates the risk for developing inflammatory bowel disease. >> okay. let's switch quickly to another topic. children and those video games. not all bad news, right? some of the games can help some of our kids get moving. >> i love this story. basically, what it is all about is they did a study looking at kids with interactive exercise video games. and they found that their metabolism went up by 100%. they could lose up to a pound a week, if they did it for about one or two hours a day. and what i love about this, is the fact that we are tackling something that is going to make children live less long than their parents for the first time in history. and obesity is a major epidemic. and a crisis in this country. >> i agree totally. we have 30 seconds, dr. mike. vice president d, we mow it is
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important. just how important is it for those little babies? >> new study found that if you're a pregnant woman, and you have low vitamin d, your children 12 to 18 months after birth will have a decrease in their cognitive abilities compared to those kids whose mothers had normal vitamin d levels. if my wife were pregnant again, aye, if she was, i would definitely make sure that she had her vitamin d level checked. i think ob-gyns will do it more and more. it is really amazing data. >> all right. dr. mike, you're my favorite tv doctor. >> wow. i love that. and i love you, allison. >> love you back. see you next week. tony, over to you. >> once again, i don't know what is going on with you two, but thank you much. >> i love him, too. still ahead this hour, a voice from the past weighs in on the nationals future.
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from family guy to american dad, to oscar host. >> what? >> yes. >> as if he is not already busy enough, seth mcfarland, the creator of the griffin family and the voice behind most of the characters has agreed to helm the 85th annual academy awards. mcfarland called the invitation quote the greatest call i could have gotten in show business. the producers hope to draw on his skills and a singer writer and dancer and the academy awards will air in february. that is really thinking out of the box. >> can't wait. every year, the macarthur foundation awards genius grants to a variety of people looking to work on creative visionary projects. recipients receive $500,000 in grant money to be paid over several years. this year, two people from dc are winners.
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david finkle is a washington post writer. he will be able to finish a book he began titled the gould soldiers. it is a soldier that recounts his experience in baghdad. and also, denom gestu, a writer who hopes to continue writing novels that chronicle the hardships of african immigrants living in washington, d.c. congratulations. >> uh-huh. it is 8:42. a tuesday morning. coming up next, a part of dc baseball history joins us with his thoughts on the nats first division title. then, from the school garden, straight to the cafeteria. good morning, holly. >> good morning to you. at what age did you learn to make your own pesto? you don't make it now? me neither. but these kids are learning at seven, eight years of age. yes, they are. because they do indeed have their own garden here. where we are live, where they teamed up with a group called city blossoms. learn how to grow their own food. make it all healthier. and it is all happening as it is farm to school month. we're learning all about it
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time for the facebook fan of the day. today we say hello to lisa profit. lisa says she has been waking up early looking for her face on tv for close to a year. but she says she is no quitter. and today, it has paid off. congratulations, lisa. happy you are our fan of the day. for your chance to be the fan of the day, log on to the facebook page and leave a comment under lisa's lovely picture. >> hello lisa. as we've been talking about all morning, the nationals made history last night clinching the nl east championship. front and center in the action was famed washington senators announcer charley broughtman, he spoke earlier this morning with our wisdom marten. >> we are talking nats baseball. this is a very big deal. they're in the playoffs. not only are they in the playoffs, they are the division champs. mr. charley brought plan is in here to talk a little bit about that. you were at the game last night. >> i was at the game.
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all i found was champagne all over. i felt like one of the bubbles. i was so excited for the team. i think it was the first time i've ever had a really good time at a washington nationals loss. >> oh, that's right. >> they lost. but we won. >> right, right. how big of a deal is this historicfully speaking? >> well, i joined the washington senators as their stadium announcer in 1956. >> uh-huh. >> all i knew was losing. >> wow. >> the senators first in war, first in peace, last in the league. and so that was true. so being with the nationals, they're winning. it is a really unusual feeling. >> what happens? i sat with the learner family yesterday, watching the game. and for seven innings, we were
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rooting like crazy for the nats to win. and then the 8th and 9th inning, we're forgetting the nationals, and rooting for pittsburgh to beat atlanta. >> right. >> and which they did. >> and then what was it like? you're sitting right with the elevenners. >> -- learners. >> that's correct. >> what is it like and once they realized the nats were the champs? >> when you go to las vegas, and play the slot machines, and you hit it for $8 trillion, are you happy? >> i'm ecstatic. >> that's what i feel. >> i am happy to get a dollar out of the deal. >> if you break even. >> oh, yeah. >> that's what it is. you feel so excited, it is just part of what we have been roots for, praying -- rooting for, praying for, cheering for, for many, many years, since 1933. >> did you ever think it would get to this point this quickly
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though? because they haven't been back that long? >> no, and in a word, i didn't think we were going to do this well. and now i'm thinking we are not only going to do this, we will continue doing this. >> it will keep going. it doesn't matter who we play. >> that's exactly right. it is one of these things, being with the learn family, it became emotional and mark lerner, the son, he had what basically was -- he interviewed and started to choke up because he was so pleased and happy for his father, his father has really worked hard, and the lerners are local folks. and so this is really meaning something to all of us. >> but this is only just the beginning. just the division championship. we got to keep it going, right? >> you got it. like the first domino to fall. the first domino, and now it has fallen, and watch out, world. and speaking of world, world
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series. >> okay, world series. >> charley, thank you very much for coming in and talking with us about this historic event. we're excited. >> it is historic. >> look, look this is what you're going to be wearing, from now on. >> don't forget about the shoes. >> oh, the shoes. >> and the socks. >> all right. >> when we go, we go from head to toe. >> head to toe. >> nats all the way. thank you very much. good to see you. >> it is a pleasure. enjoyed it. >> back to you. >> how wonderful. >> that's great. >> i love those shoes. >> me, too. i want to get those. >> all right. it is their mission to get kids excited and engaged in learning all about healthy food. >> just in time for national farm to school month, the organizers of dc's city blossoms are teaching students right from mother nature's classroom. holly morris joins us now from centro nia in northwest. holly, good morning. >> reporter: well, mother nature decided it was time to open up the skies on her classroom outdoors. that's okay. we just brought the garden indoors and are working with what they've been growing out
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there. and you're right. they're doing it with the help of city blossoms. this is lola and rebecca, the co-founders and co executive directors of city blossoms. good morning to you all of you. it smells like an italian restaurant in here. because they're learning to make pesto. but you know what? the whole farm to school month works so nicely, with your garden to classroom theme that you've been doing for a long time. >> absolutely. we've been working with kids since the late 90s. but city blossoms officially became a nonprofit in 2009. and we work with over 16 different locations in the city. >> and kind 6 6 -- of give me an idea of exactly what you do with the schools. >> depending what the schools need we like to come in and help to build a garden or work a garden they already built and we teach nutrition classes from produce from the guarden. >> we have some pictures from the garden as it was nicely watered this morning and how do you decide what to grow and what are the kid's responsibles in terms of caring for the
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guarden. >> the kids come out every single week and cake care of the garden. -- take care of the garden. watering, mulching, and we ask the parents and the kids what they want, and what the teachers want. and each year we change it up a little bit. basele is always really popular. and we have a ton of it. and something that is really popular right now, at dc by lingual is swiss chard. >> really? >> isn't that interesting? so then they get to go out there and they take care of the plants and see them grow. then they get to turn them into something. so rebecca tell bus this wonderful pesto -- tell bus this wonderful pesto recipe have you go here. >> we like to use mortar and pestles in class because we don't have to do too much cooking. where did we grab the basil from? >> the guarden. >> parmesan cheese. and pumpkin seeds. and then a little olive oil. to mix it up. >> i thought you used pine nuts in pesto. >> because in a lot of schools, nuts are usually things that we
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don't bring in too much because of allergies, we started using seeds. and then that also lets us talk about seeds in class and stuff which makes sense for the guarden. >> do you find that the kids, this is a relatively simple recipe, something they can do at home as well. do you find they're pretty receptive. are youwhat you're learning? >> what does that mean? >> a lot of times we have parents coming back saying why is my kid asking to make this kind of pasta salad at my house? why do they want to eat beets now? and we have to make sure we have copies of the recipes to send home with the families. >> when i was reading about you all, you encourage people to start their own garden at home. and one of the best ways to do that is to go to the nursery and let your child pick out the seed pact that appeals to them. >> absolutely. or little plants. right now great plants to get for the fall are lettuce, spinach, and swiss chard. again. >> and you guys are also in addition to working with schools, don't you have some programs, a ball bash coming up. >> october 27, weal will have the annual bald bash at marion street garden with a huge
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neighborhood association where we plant thousands of bulbs all over the streets and people can come and be a part of that. >> and is bloom your real last name? >> bloom and my mother's maiden name was dream. >> were you destined. >> can we try the.esto? >> we have the pesto prepared. >> it is great for breakfast. did you guys know that? >> no. >> it is great for breakfast when you're doing it it on morning television, right? >> definitely. >> exactly. >> make sure not to add the garlic first. >> as long as we all eat the garlic, then that's okay, right? >> okay. >> we have had a few pieces here. let's all take a bite and give me a thumbs up if you like the pesto. oh, sure. of course i want to try. ready? here we go. all right. look at that. very nice. ready, one, two, three. >> yum. >> not bad. >> that was an instant thumbs up. anybody else thumbs up? >> thumbs up. >> it came right from your own garden.
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myfoxdc.com is our web site. we have a link to city blossoms. and to farm to school month which is what we're focusing on. which is all month long. coming up in the next hour, eating healthy is actually on the curriculum here at centro nia. we will learn more about that. back to you in the studio. >> mother nature is just crying tears of joy to see those kids eating her bounty. >> there you go. >> absolutely. >> still ahead in our next hour, 10 years after the dc sniper shootings we will talk live with the washington post reporter who sat down with convicted killer lee boyd malvo. >> plus, keeping hope alive. martha blimpton and garrett dellahunt from the fox hit raising hope are here with the preview of the all new season. it is 8:55. fosms fosms continues after. this   i'm barack obama and i approved this message.
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[ mitt romney ] there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what... who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care,
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to food, to housing, to you-name-it... and they will vote for this president no matter what... and so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. good morning. i'm dave ross. a rainy nats park. but the rain can't dampen the
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spirits of nats fans everywhere. they are waking up at national league east champions this morning. we will hear from players coming up. >> thank you very much. we have live team coverage of the nats clinching the division title. melanie alnwick is live in bethesda where championship merchandise is on sale. >> check your labels. a major peanut butter make ser ex expanding a recall to affect other nuts and butters, find out if you're affected coming up. >> 10 years later. a plan who took part in the 2002 sniper attacks talks about terrorizing the region for three weeks. we're talking with the local reporter who recently spoke with lee boyd malvo. >> good morning, everybody. i'm tony perkins. >> i'm allison seymour. welcome to tuesday morning with us here at fox 5 morning news. >> tucker barnes is keeping his eye on the skies. it is raining across most of the region. here is tuck wer that. hey, tony. >> and rain showers continue across the district and points west. if you haven't seen much in the way of rain yet